Bishop Libby has presented around 30 Bishop's Badges to those nominated for missional long service and missional innovation awards.
The special service, A Celebration of Lay Ministry, took place in Derby Cathedral.
The annual presentations celebrate ministry and service in church and community, and recognise the distinguished service and dedication of many individuals contributing in Jesus’s name to the mission of the church.
Bishop Libby said: "It is always a pleasure to mark and celebrate the gifts of people across the Diocese of Derby and to thank those who offer so much to develop and sustain the life of the church and its work in the wider community.
"We give thanks for the often hidden, yet crucial and remarkable work of people who do not seek recognition, but whom we honour specially today."
The message of thanks was echoed by Bishop Malcolm in his reflection.
The service is one of three being held this year to present Bishop's Badges; the first was held to celebrate generosity and courage shown by school children towards others.
The final service will be held on Sunday, 1 October.
Those presented with Bishop's Badges on Sunday, 17 September were:
Awards for Missional Innovation
John Bird, Littleover, St Peter & Blagreaves
Jim Davison, West Hallam, St Wilfrid
Gen Tarr, New Mills, Saint George the Martyr
Margaret Weightman, Cathedral Church of All Saints Derby
Awards for Missional Long Service
Michèle Aspinall, Allestree, St Edmund
Kate Bassford, Sawley, All Saints and St Mary
Janet Bradshaw, Sutton-cum-Duckmanton
Liz Broomhead, Hartington
Christine Brown, Blackwell, St Werburgh
Bryan Clarke, Cathedral Church of All Saints Derby
Margaret Clarke, Cathedral Church of All Saints Derby
Emson Maneya, Cathedral Church of All Saints Derby
Ann Cooper, Youlgreave
Averill Crisp, Swadlincote, Emmanuel
Lynne Dawson, Old Brampton, St Peter & St Paul
Christopher Dullage, Hartington
John Entwistle, Matlock Bath, Holy Trinity
Jane Entwistle, Matlock Bath, Holy Trinity
Rob Groome, Risley, All Saints
Brenda Harrop, Youlgreave
Hannah Hawkins, Brimington, St Michael and All Angels
Sylvia Homer, Stanton by Dale, St Michael and All Angels
Zoe Leleux, Stanton by Dale, St Michael and All Angels
Sue Marsh, Bakewell, All Saints
Sally Renshaw, Tibshelf, St John the Baptist
Patricia Rhodes, Tibshelf, St John the Baptist
Cyril Roberts, Old Brampton, St Peter & St Paul
Melanie Rose, Belper, St Peter
Phil Sparrow, Chesterfield, SS Augustine
John Sterland, Swanwick, St Andrew and Pentrich, St Matthew
Mary Thompson, Smalley, St John the Baptist
Mo Tolson, Risley, All Saints
Alan Tolson, Risley, All Saints
In 1927, the Diocese of Derby was founded and Bishop Edmund Courtenay Pearce, the first Bishop of Derby, arranged for a medal to be struck to celebrate this new beginning.
Copies of the medal were presented to prominent members of the diocese and to all those being confirmed in that year.
In recent years, the seventh Bishop of Derby, the Rt Revd Dr Alastair Redfern, arranged for a replica of this medal to be minted and mounted in the form of a badge.
As the eighth Bishop of Derby, Bishop Libby continues this tradition.
Each year these badges are awarded based upon recommendations made to the bishop, as a gesture from the diocese to acknowledge outstanding service to God's church.